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Vincenzo Romei

Professore associato

Dipartimento di Psicologia "Renzo Canestrari"

Settore scientifico disciplinare: M-PSI/02 PSICOBIOLOGIA E PSICOLOGIA FISIOLOGICA

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Vincenzo Romei

Direttore del Consciousness Group

Centro Studi e Ricerche in Neuroscienze Cognitive (CsrNC)

Dipartimento di Psicologia

Universita' di Bologna

Via Rasi e Spinelli, 176

Cesena, 47521

Italia

 

 

INTERESSI DI RICERCA

Neuroscienze Cognitive.

Substrati neurali dell'esperienza cosciente: proprietà spazio-temporali della comunicazione cerebrale attraverso l'elettroencefalogramma (EEG), la stimolazione cerebrale transcranica non invasiva (NTBS) e la loro combinazione online. Plasticità cerebrale e connettività funzionale; coscienza, consapevolezza visiva e cognizione; elaborazione sensoriale e meccanismi attenzionali; interazioni intermodali e multisensoriali; controllo motorio; percezione del tempo; memoria di lavoro; invecchiamento; attività oscillatoria cerebrale e "entrainment dell'attivita' oscillatoria; dipendenza di stato.

 

LINGUE

Italiano (madre lingua)

Inglese (scritto e parlato correntemente)

Spagnolo (scritto e parlato correntemente)

Francese (parlato correntemente)

 

 

FORMAZIONE

  • 2001-2005 Dottorato in Psicologia

    Dipartimento di Psicologia, "Sapienza" Universita' di Roma

  • 1995-2001 Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia (110/110 e lode)

    Dipartimento di Psicologia, "Sapienza" Universita' di Roma

 

QUALIFICAZIONI

  • 2018-2023 Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale MIUR

  • Professore I Fascia, Settore Scientifico 11/E1.

  • 2015 Registered Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

 

 

CARRIERA PROFESSIONALE

  • Ottobre 2017 Universita' di Bologna

    Professore Associato

  • Ottobre 2016 – Settembre 2017 University of Essex

    Professore Ordinario

  • Ottobre 2015 - Settembre 2016 University of Essex

    Reader

  • Gennaio 2013 – Settembre 2015 University of Essex

    Senior Lecturer

  • 2010-2012 University College London (UCL)

    Senior Research Associate presso il Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (WTCN) e Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN)

  • 2008-2009 University of Glasgow

    Research Associate presso il CCNI

  • 2005-2007 University of Geneva

    Post-doctoral Research Fellow

  • 2003-2004 Harvard Medical School

    Visiting Research Fellow

 

 

PREMI, RICONOSCIMENTI e FINANZIAMENTI

 

  • 2020: Premio per il miglior contributo per il lavoro intitolato “Tuning alpha waves to shape conscious perception” presentato al Worshop di Rovereto (Italy): Transcranial Brain Stimulation in Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop Rovereto (Italy). 

  • 2020-2023 Ministerio De Ciencia, Innovacion Y Universidades, Spain (€99220) The role of alpha oscillations in gating sensory processing during Working Memory maintenance. Ruolo: Co-I. PI: Claudia Poch.

  • 2019-2021 BIAL Foundation (€47000) Boosting WM capacity by strengthening the oscillatory functional fronto-parietal pathway. Grant n. 204/2018. PI Vincenzo Romei
  • 2018: Commenti in: Turi Z, Alekseichuk I, Paulus W, PLOS Biology (2018). On ways to overcome the magical capacity limit of working memory for the publication: Wolinski N, Cooper NR, Sauseng P, Romei V. The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity. (2018) PLOS Biology.
  • 2016: In elenco tra gli articoli piu' citati di Current Biology: Thut G, Veniero D, Romei V, Miniussi C, Schyns P, Gross J. Rhythmic TMS causes local entrainment of natural oscillatory signatures. Current Biology. (2011) 21:1176-1185.
  • 2016: Premio per il miglior Poster presentato alla sesta conferenza internazionale sulla Stimolazione Magnetica Transcranica: “Parietal Theta Frequency peak drives spatial working memory capacity”, Romei V, Cooper N, Sauseng P, and Wolinski N.
  • 2015: tra i Research Highlights di Current Biology e commenti in Kerlin JR, Shapiro KL. (2015). Multisensory integration: how sound alters sight. Current Biology. 25:R76-R77 per la pulblicazione: Cecere R, Rees G, Romei V. (2015). Individual differences in alpha frequency drive crossmodal illusory perception. Current Biology. 25:231-235.
  • 2014: Premio per il miglior Poster presentato a BACN 2014 Sept 11-12, York: "Modulation of individual oscillatory frequency-peak by off-peak entrainment”, Wolinski N, Cooper NR and Romei V.
  • 2014: Premio per il miglior Poster al Magstim Neuroscience Conference 2014. May 10-11, Oxford “Empowering feedback projections from V5 to V1 boosts motion perceptual sensitivity”,  Chiappini E, Avenanti A, Hibbard P and Romei V.
  • 2012: Bando Giovani Ricercatori 2010, Ministero della Salute (Role: CO-I; PI Alessio AVENANTI. Prot. Num. GR-2010-2319335) [€314.300]
  • 2013-2017: Research Promotion Funds awarded by the University of Essex. [12.500]
  • 2013-2014: Undergraduate research opportunity program awarded by the University of Essex. [2740]
  • 2013: Miglior presentazione alla prima Multidisciplinary Conference of Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM2013). Oct 25-27. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA “Manipulating model-based and model-free control through neurostimulation of prefrontal cortex” by Smittenaar P, Fitzgerald THB, Prichard G, Romei V, Wright ND, Dietrichsen J, and Dolan RJ.
  • 2012: tra i Research Highlights di Current Biology e Comments in: Sauseng P. Brain Oscillations: Phase locked EEG alpha controls perception. Current Biology (2012) 22: R306-R308 for the publication: Romei V, Gross J and Thut G. Sounds reset visual alpha phase and corresponding human visual perception. Current Biology. (2012) 22:807-813.
  • 2012: Travel award per BACN2012 in Newcastle.
  • 2011: tra i Research Highlights di Current Biology per la publicazione: Thut G, Veniero D, Romei V, Miniussi C, Schyns P, Gross J. Rhythmic TMS causes local entrainment of natural oscillatory signatures. Current Biology. (2011) 21:1176-1185.
  • 2010: Conference Highlight al sedicesimo meeting dell' Organization for Human Brian Mapping, Barcelona, Spain (Giugno 6-10, 2010): “Occipital alpha phase is reset by sound and cycles with TMS-probed neural excitability” by Romei V, Gross J and Thut G.
  • 2009: Conference Highlight 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brian Mapping, San Francisco, US (June 18-23 2009), “Spatially and frequency specific biasing of visual detection through rhythmic TMS over occipito-parietal sites: Preliminary evidence for a causal role of posterior alpha-oscillations in sensory selection” by Thut G and Romei V.
  • 2008: Premio per il miglior Poster 3rd International Conference on TMS and tDCS in Gottingen, Germany, October 1-4, “Looming sounds selectively and pre-consciously enhance visual cortex excitability” by Romei V, Murray MM and Thut G.
  • 2006: Travel award for OHBM 2006
  • 2006: SSN Travel Fellowship (FENS Meeting 2006 in Vienna)
  • 2002: “Young researchers awards” “Associazione Italiana Psicologi” (A.I.P.)
  • 2002: Borsa di studio post-laurea  per un periofo di studio all'estero fornita da "Sapienza" Universita' di Roma. 

 

 ATTIVITA' EDITORIALE

  •  2010-Presente: Reviewing Editor per Frontiers in Perception Science
  • 2012-Presente: Reviewing Editor per Frontiers in Human Science

  •  2013-2015: Academic Editor per Biomed Research International

  •  2017-Presente: Membro dell'Editorial Board di Nature Scientific Reports.

  •  2017-Presente: Guest Editor per Frontiers in Consciousness Research

  • 2020-Presente: Associate Editor per Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience

 

ATTIVITA' DI REVISORE

2007-presente: revisore ad hoc per le seguenti riviste internazionali (in ordine alfabetico):

   

 

  • Attention, Perception and Psychophysics;
  • Auditory Perception and Cognition;
  • Biological Psychology;
  • Biological Psychiatry;
  • Brain and Cognition;
  • Brain Connectivity;
  • Brain Research;
  • Brain Stimulation;
  • Brain Topography;
  • Cerebral Cortex;
  • Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience;
  • Cortex;
  • Current Biology;
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science;
  • E-Life;
  • E-Neuro;
  • European Journal of Neuroscience;
  • Experimental Brain Research;
  • Frontiers in Perception Science;
  • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience;
  • Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience;
  • Human Brain Mapping;
  • iScience;
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology;
  • International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease;
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience;
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General;
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance;
  • Journal of Neurophysiology;
  • Journal of Neuroscience;
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research;
  • Journal of Vision;
  • Nature Communications;
  • Nature Human Behaviour;
  • Nature Scientific Reports;
  • Neural Plasticity;
  • NeuroImage;
  • Neuropsychologia;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Neuroscience Letters;
  • Perceptual & Motor skills;
  • PLOS Biol;
  • PLOS ONE;
  • PNAS;
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B;
  • Psychological Science;
  • Psychophysiology;
  • Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics;
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience;
  • Science Advances

 

  • 2011-presente: revisore ad hoc di finanziamenti nazionali e internazionali:

     

  • ERC Starting and Advanced (European Research Council);

  • BBSRC (UK);

  • Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (UK);

  • ORA ESRC (UK, INTERNATIONAL);

  • ANR (France);

  • INSERM (France);

  • The Research Foundation – Flanders (Belgium);

  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) grant (The Netherlands);

  • German Research Foundation (Germany);

  • DFG (Germany); Austrian Science Fund (FWF);

  • Swiss National Science Foundation (CH);

  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (Israel);

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC).

 

PUBBLICAZIONI

 

 Numero totale di pubblicazioni su riviste internazionali (n = 56)

 (Scopus) H-index = 24; total citations 3273;

 (Google Scholar) H-Index = 28; total citations 4844.

 

 

  1. Trajkovic J, Di Gregorio F, Ferri F, Marzi C, Diciotti S, Romei V. Resting state alpha oscillatory activity is a valid and reliable marker of schizotypy. Sci Rep. 2021 May 17;11(1):10379.

  2. Fotia F, Cooke J, Van Dam L, Ferri F, Romei V. The temporal sensitivity to the tactile-induced Double Flash Illusion mediates the impact of beta oscillations on schizotypal personality traits. (in press) Consciousness and Cognition. 2021

  3. Ellena G, Starita F, Haggard P, Romei V, Làdavas E. Fearful faces modulate spatial processing in peripersonal space: An ERP study. Neuropsychologia. 2021 Mar 17;156:107827.

  4. Di Luzio P, Borgomaneri S, Sanchioni S, Tessari A, Romei V. Exposure to first-person shooter videogames is associated with multisensory temporal precision and migraine incidence. Cortex. 2021 Jan;134:223-238.

  5. Chiappini E, Borgomaneri S, Marangon M, Turrini S, Romei V, Avenanti A. Driving associative plasticity in premotor-motor connections through a novel paired associative stimulation based on long-latency cortico-cortical interactions. Brain Stimul. 2020 Sep-Oct;13(5):1461-1463.

  6. Fenner B, Cooper N, Romei V, Hughes G. Individual differences in sensory integration predict differences in time perception and individual levels of schizotypy. Conscious Cogn. 2020 Sep;84:102979.

  7. Asher JM, Romei V, Hibbard PB. Spatial Frequency Tuning and Transfer of Perceptual Learning for Motion Coherence Reflects the Tuning Properties of Global Motion Processing. Vision (Basel). 2019 Sep 2;3(3). pii: E44.

  8. Pietrelli M, Zanon M, Làdavas E, Grasso PA, Romei V, Bertini C. Posterior brain lesions selectively alter alpha oscillatory activity and predict visual performance in hemianopic patients. Cortex. 2019 Dec;121:347-361.

  9. Migliorati D, Zappasodi F, Perrucci MG, Donno B, Northoff G, Romei V, Costantini M. Individual Alpha Frequency Predicts Perceived Visuotactile Simultaneity. J Cogn Neurosci. 2020 Jan;32(1):1-11.

  10. Cooke J, Poch C, Gillmeister H, Costantini M, Romei V. Oscillatory Properties of Functional Connections Between Sensory Areas Mediate Cross-Modal Illusory Perception. J Neurosci. 2019 Jul 17;39(29):5711-5718.

  11. Bender M, Romei V, Sauseng P. Slow Theta tACS of the Right Parietal Cortex Enhances Contralateral Visual Working Memory Capacity. Brain Topogr. 2019 May;32(3):477-481.

  12. Asher JM, O'Hare L, Romei V, Hibbard PB. Typical Lateral Interactions, but Increased Contrast Sensitivity, in Migraine-With-Aura. Vision (Basel). 2018 Feb9;2(1). pii: E7.

  13. Berntsen MB, Cooper NR, Hughes G, Romei V. (2019) Prefrontal transcranial alternating current stimulation improves motor sequence reproduction. Behavioural Brain Research. 361, 39-49.

  14. Ferri F, Venskus A, Fotia F; Cooke J, Romei V. (2018) Higher proneness to multisensory illusions is driven by reduced temporal sensitivity in people with high schizotypal traits. Consciousness and Cognition. 65, 263-270 IF=2.272.

  15. Chiappini E, Silvanto J, Hibbard PH, Avenanti A, Romei V. (2018) Strengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation. Current Biology 28, R735-R736. IF=9.251.

  16. Wolinski N, Cooper NR, Sauseng P, Romei V. (2018) The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity. PLOS Biology 16, e2005348. IF=9.797.

    · Comments in: Turi Z, Alekseichuk I, Paulus W (2018) On ways to overcome the magical capacity limit of working memory.

  17.   Borghini G, Candini M, Filannino C, Hussain M, Walsh V, Romei V, Zokaei N, Cappelletti M. (2018). Alpha oscillations are causally linked to inhibitory abilities in ageing. The Journal of Neuroscience 38, 4418-4429. IF=5.988.

  18. Asher JM, O’Hare L, Romei V, Hibbard PB. (2018). Typical Lateral Interactions, but Increased Contrast Sensitivity, in Migraine-With-Aura. Vision 2, 7.

  19. Fiori F, Chiappini E, Candidi M, Romei V, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A. (2017) Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study. Nature Scientific Reports 7, 14936. IF=4.122.

  20. Berntsen MB, Cooper NR, Romei V. (2017) Transcranial alternating current stimulation to the inferior parietal lobe decreases mu suppression to egocentric, but not allocentric hand movements. Neuroscience 344, 124-132. IF=3.277.

  21. Fiori F, Chiappini E, Soriano M, Paracampo R, Romei V, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A. (2016) Long-latency modulation of motor cortex excitability by ipsilateral posterior inferior frontal gyrus and pre-supplementary motor area. Nature Scientific Reports 6, 38396. IF=4.122.

  22. Romei V, Thut G, Silvanto J. (2016) Information-Based Approaches of Noninvasive Transcranial Brain Stimulation. Trends in Neurosciences 39, 782-795. IF=11.439.

  23. Romei V, Chiappini E, Hibbard PB, Avenanti A. (2016) Empowering reentrant projections from V5 to V1 boosts sensitivity to motion. Current Biology 26, 2155-60. IF=9.251.

  24. Romei V, Bauer M, Brooks, JL, Economides M, Penny W, Thut G, Driver J. Bestmann S. (2016) Causal evidence that intrinsic beta-frequency is relevant for enhanced signal propagation in the motor system as shown through rhythmic TMS. NeuroImage. 126, 120-30. IF=5.835.

  25. Rigato S, Rieger G, Romei V. (2016) Multisensory signalling enhances pupil dilation. Nature Scientific Reports 6, 26188. IF=4.122.

  26. Murray MM, Thelen A, Thut G, Romei V, Martuzzi R, Matusz PJ. (2015) The multisensory function of the human primary visual cortex. Neuropsychologia pii:S0028-3932(15) 30127-30135. Review. IF=3.197.

  27. Cecere R, Rees G, Romei V. (2015) Individual differences in alpha frequency drive crossmodal illusory perception. Current Biology 25, 231-235. IF=8.983.

    · Comments in: Kerlin JR, Shapiro KL. Multisensory integration: how sound alters sight. Current Biology 2015 25, R76-7.

    · Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology.

  28.  Sutherland CA, Thut G, Romei V. (2014) Hearing brighter: changing in-depth visual perception through looming sounds. Cognition 132, 312-323. IF= 3.354.

  29. Cecere R, Romei V, Bertini C, Ladavas E. (2014). Crossmodal enhancement of visual orientation discrimination by looming sounds requires functional activation of primary visual areas: A case study. Neuropsychologia 56, 350-358. IF=3.197.

  30. Smittenaar P, Fitzgerald TH, Romei V, Wright ND, Dolan RJ. (2013) Disruption of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex decreases model-based in favor of model-free control in humans. Neuron 80, 914-919. IF=14.318.

  31. Romei V, Murray MM, Cappe C and Thut G. (2013) The contribution of sensory dominance and attentional bias to cross-modal enhancement of visual cortex excitability. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 25, 1122-1135. IF=3.468.

  32. de Haas B, Cecere R, Cullen H, Driver J, Romei V. (2013) Discrimination of near-threshold visual stimuli is enhanced by concurrent presentation of auditory stimuli of longer duration. PLoS ONE 8, e54789. IF=2.806.

  33. Romei V, Gross J and Thut G. (2012) Sounds reset visual alpha phase and corresponding human visual perception. Current Biology 22, 807-813. IF=9.251.

    · Comments in: Sauseng P. Brain Oscillations: Phase locked EEG alpha controls perception. Current Biology (2012) 22: R306-R308.

    · Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology

  34.  Cappe C, Thelen A, Romei V, Thut G and Murray MM. (2012) Looming signals reveal synergistic principles of multisensory interactions. The Journal of Neuroscience 32,1171-1182. IF=5.988.

  35. Romei V, de Haas B, Mok RM, Driver J. (2011) Auditory stimulus timing influences the perceived duration of co-occurring visual stimuli. Frontiers in Perception Science 2:215. IF=2.089.

  36. Thut G, Veniero D, Romei V, Miniussi C, Schyns P, Gross J. (2011) Rhythmic TMS causes local entrainment of natural oscillatory signatures. Current Biology 21:1176-1185. IF=9.251.

    · Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology

    · Among the most cited papers in Current Biology

  37.  Romei V, Driver J, Schyns PG and Thut G. (2011) Rhythmic TMS over right parietal cortex causally links distinct brain frequencies to global versus local visual processing. Current Biology 21,334-337. IF=9.251.

     

  38. Cappe C, Thut G, Romei V and Murray MM. (2010) Auditory-visual multisensory interactions in humans: timing, directionality, topography, and sources.

    The Journal of Neuroscience 30,12572-12580. IF=5.988.

  39. Romei V, Gross J and Thut G. (2010) On the role of pre-stimulus brain rhythms in the alpha-band in perception: Correlation versus causation. The Journal of Neuroscience 30, 8692-8697. IF=5.988.

  40. Brodbeck V, Thut G, Spinelli L, Romei V, Tyrand R, Michel CM, and Seek M. (2010) Effects of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on spike pattern and topography in patients with focal epilepsy. Brain Topography 22, 267-280. IF=2.703.

  41. Romei V, Murray MM, Cappe C, and Thut G. (2009) Pre-perceptual and stimulus-selective enhancement of low-level human visual cortex excitability by sounds. Current Biology 19,1799-1805. IF=9.251.

  42. Cappe C, Thut G, Romei V, and Murray MM. (2009) Selective integration of auditory-visual looming cues by humans. Neuropsychologia 47, 1045-1052. IF=3.197.

  43. Romei V, Brodbeck V, Michel C, Amedi A, Pascual-Leone A, and Thut G. (2008) Spontaneous fluctuations in alpha-band EEG activity predict awareness for stimulation-induced visual percepts. Cerebral Cortex 18,20010-200108. IF=6.308.

  44. Romei V, Rihs T, Brodbeck V, and Thut G. (2008) Resting electroencephalogram alpha-power over posterior sites indexes baseline visual cortex excitability. NeuroReport. 19,203-208. IF=1.266.

  45. Romei V, De Gennaro L, Fratello F, Curcio G, Ferrara M, Pascual-Leone A, and Bertini M. (2008) Interhemispheric Transfer Deficit in Alexithymia: a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 77,175-181. IF=13.122.

  46. Romei V, Murray MM, Merabet LB, and Thut G. (2007) Occipital TMS has opposing effects on visual and auditory stimulus detection: implication for multisensory interactions. The Journal of Neuroscience 27, 11465-11472. IF=5.988.

    · Comments in: Doehrmann O. Listen to your visual cortex: effects of occipital transcranial magnetic stimulation on auditory stimulus detection. The Journal of Neuroscience (2008) 28:1-2.

  47. Ramos-Estebanez C, Merabet LB, Machii K, Fregni F, Thut G, Wagner TA, Romei V, Amedi A, and Pascual-Leone A. (2007) Visual phosphene perception modulated by subthreshold crossmodal sensory stimulation. The Journal of Neuroscience 27,4178:4181. IF=5.988.                                                                                                                                                                                   · Comments in: Chapman A. Seeing with your fingers: a transcranial magnetic stimulation investigation of multimodal sensory perception. The Journal of Neuroscience. (2007) 27:7081-7082.

  48. Bertini M, De Gennaro L, Ferrara M, Curcio G, Romei V, Fratello F, Cristiani R, Pauri F, and Rossini PM. (2004). Transcallosal inhibition upon awakening from REM and NREM sleep as assessed by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Sleep 27, 875-882. IF=5.135.

  49. De Gennaro L, Bertini M, Ferrara M, Curcio G, Cristiani R, Romei V, Fratello F, Pauri F, and Rossini PM. (2004) Intracortical inhibition and facilitation upon awakening from different sleep stages: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. European Journal of Neuroscience 19:3099-3104. IF=2.832.

  50. De Gennaro L, Cristiani R, Bertini M, Curcio G, Ferrara M, Fratello F, Romei V, and Rossini PM. (2004) Handedness is mainly associated with an asymmetry of corticospinal excitability and not of transcallosal inhibition. Clinical Neurophysiology. 115, 1305-1312. IF=2.98.

  51. Bertini M, Ferrara M, De Gennaro L, Curcio G, Fratello F, Romei V, Pauri F, and Rossini PM. (2004) Corticospinal excitability and sleep: a motor threshold assessment by transcranial magnetic stimulation after awakenings from REM and NREM sleep. Journal of Sleep Research 13, 31-36. IF=3.433.

  52.  De Gennaro L, Ferrara M, Bertini M, Pauri F, Cristiani R, Curcio G, Romei V, Fratello F, and Rossini PM. (2003) Reproducibility of callosal effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with interhemispheric paired pulses. Neuroscience Research (2003) 46, 219-227. IF=2.277.

 

Commentari

 

  1. Hoogenboom N and Romei V. (2010) Probing different time scales of neuronal fluctuations in visual awareness: from behavior to phase. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience IF= 2.871.

 

Special issues

 

  1. 1. Ten Oever S, Romei V, van Atteveldt N, Soto-Faraco S, Murray MM, Matusz PJ.(2016) The COGs (context, object, and goals) in multisensory processing. Experimental Brain Research 234, 1307-23. Review. IF=1.806. Special Issue in Multisensory Processing.

    2. Romei V, Thut G, Mok RM, Schyns P and Driver J. (2012) Causal implication by rhythmic TMS of alpha frequency in feature-based local versus global attention. European Journal of Neuroscience 35, 968-974. IF=2.832 ‘Virtual Issue’ entitled: “Noninvasive Brain Stimulation”.

    3. Leo F, Romei V, Freeman E, Làdavas E. and Driver J. (2011) Looming sounds enhance orientation sensitivity for visual stimuli on the same side as the sound. Experimental Brain Research Special Issue on Multisensory processing. 213, 193-201. IF=1.806.

    4. Romei V, Thut G, Ramos-Estebanez C. and Pascual-Leone A. (2009) M1 contributes to the intrinsic but not the extrinsic movement components of motor skills. Invited publication for the Special Issue of Cortex: The Contribution of TMS to Structure-Function Mapping in the Human Brain. Action, Perception and Higher Functions. Guest Editors: Elena Rusconi and Sven Bestmann. 45, 1058-1064. IF=4.907.

 

 

Capitoli

 

  1. Romei V. (2015). Assessing fluctuations in cortical excitability with TMS-evoked phosphenes. Webclip: Research spotlight 3.2. In the book “Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience” written by Prof. Brad Postle, University of Wisconsin, edited by Wiley.
  2. Murray MM, Cappe C, Romei V, Martuzzi R and Thut G. (2012). Auditory-Visual Multisensory Interactions in Human Primary Cortices: Synthesis and Controversies. Book chapter in the New handbook of multisensory processes edited by Barry E.Stein (MIT press).

 

 

 

Articoli in revisione

  1. Valentini E, Halder S, McInnersey D, Cooke J, Romei V. Assessing the specificity of the relationship between brain alpha oscillations and tonic pain (under revision (NeuroImage), Preview on BioRXiv: doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/787283

  2. Di Gregorio F, Trajkovic J, Roperti C, Marcantoni E, Di Luzio P, Avenanti A, Thut G Romei V. Tuning alpha rhythms to shape conscious visual perception. Submitted.

  3. Di Luzio P, Tarasi L, Silvanto J, Avenanti A, Romei V. Driving associative plasticity in reentrant visual networks dissociate subjective vs. objective components of perceptual decision-making. Submitted.

  4. Tarasi L, Trajkovic J, Ursino M, Diciotti S, Di Pellegrino G, Romei V. Predictive waves in autism and schizophrenia: a continuum hypothesis. Submitted.

  5. Tarasi L, Magosso E, Ricci G, Ursino M, Romei V. The directionality of fronto-posterior brain connectivity is associated with the degree of individual autistic traits. Submitted.

 

Articoli in preparazione: 

 

1. Borgomaneri S, Zanon M, Di Luzio P, Tamietto M, Romei V, Avenanti A. Empowering temporo-occipital back-projections boosts visual perception of emotions. In Preparation (target: PNAS).

2. Di Luzio P, Borgomaneri S, Romei V, Avenanti A. “SHE’S GOT THE LOOK”. Selective gaze-cueing modulation for female cues through temporo-occipital network stimulation. In Preparation (target: Journal of Neuroscience).

 

SEMINARI SU INVITO

  1. Invito a seminario: “Enhancing brain connectivity and testing its functional significance through manipulation of Hebbian-like plasticity of targeted networks” presso CINET (Center for Information and Neural Networks), Osaka University, Giappone, 17 Dicembre 2020.

  2. Invito a simposio. Enhancing brain connectivity and testing its functional significance through manipulation of Hebbian-like plasticity of targeted networks. 7th International Conference on Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) Baden Baden, 2020.
  3. Invito a seminario: "Strengthening functional connectivity of posterior brain networks to enhance perceptual decision-making processes". presso Università di Pisa 24 Jan 2020.

  4. Invito a workshop per kick off ERC meeting Matera 4-6 nov 2019, Prof Burr. How do we become aware of what (we think) we see? Oscillatory correlates of Subjective Confidence and Objective Accuracy.

  5. Invito a seminario Patrik VilleumieurHow do we become aware of what (we think) we see? Oscillatory correlates of Subjective Confidence and Objective Accuracy. Ginevra 12 Nov 2019.

  6. Invito a seminario How do we become aware of what (we think) we see? Oscillatory correlates of Subjective Confidence and Objective Accuracy. Universidad de la Laguna, Spain, July 2019. Prof. David Beltrand.

  7. Invito a simposio. Rhythms for perception: how neural oscillations determine our perceptual interpretation ECVP 26=31 August 2018, Trieste.
  8. invito a Workshop:Perturbing and Enhancing Perception and Action using Oscillatory Neural Stimulation, University of Cambridge, Uk 18-19 Jan 2018.
  9. Invito a simposio: Shaping Brain waves: an information-based approach. Neurospin, Paris, France, 11 Sept 2017.
  10. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: Shaping Brain waves: an information based approach. University of Tubinghen, Germany 12 June 2017.
  11. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: Shaping brain waves: an information based approach. Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM CNRS UMR 7225 – INSERM, Paris, France, April 28th 2017.
  12. invito a simposio: “Driving the brain to understand cognition” at CNS, in San Francisco 25-28 March 2017.
  13. invito a conferenza: The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity. 6th international Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation. 7-10 Sept 2016 Gottingen, Germany.
  14. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: New vistas in Neuromodulation: shaping brain oscillations and connectivity in the human brain. University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. 10 June 2016.
  15. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: New vistas in Neuromodulation: beyond a causal approach in the study of brain oscillations and connectivity. University of Trento. Rovereto, 30 Oct 2015.
  16. invito a simposio: “Brain stimulation investigations of cognition” at BACN2015 in Essex, September 10-11 2015: “Induction of cortico-cortical Hebbian-like plasticity in the human visual system boosts visual awareness”
  17. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: Causal mapping of brain functions: from brain oscillations to brain connectivity. University of East Anglia. June 3rd 2015.
  18. Invito a EPS Jon Driver Workshop. Crossmodal illusory perception depends on individual differences in alpha frequency peak. 7 Jan 2015.
  19. Invito a simposio. Assessing the functional impact of brain connectivity and brain oscillations using novel methodologies in Neurostimulation. BACN, 11-12 Sept 2014, York.
  20. Invito a simposio “Demystifying the Contribution of Attentional Control Mechanisms to Multisensory Processing” at the IMRF 2014 conference, June 11-14, Amsterdam.
  21. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: Novel methodologies in Neurostimulation. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 23rd May 2014. Hosted by Prof. Salvador Soto-Faraco.
  22. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: New insights on the functional role of alpha oscillations in (multi)sensory processing. City University London, Department of Psychology, London. 5th Feb 2014. Hosted by Dr. Elliot Freeman.
  23. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: The functional role of brain oscillations in sensory and multisensory processing. Aston Brain Centre, School of Psychology, Birmingham. 29th Jan 2014. Hosted by Prof. Klauss Kessler.
  24. Invito a simposio in onore di Wolfgang Klimesch. The causal role of alpha oscillations in (multi)sensory selection. University of Salzburg, Austria. 19 and 20 September 2013.
  25. Invito a simposio. Assessing the causal role of oscillatory brain activity in perception, cognition and action by combining TMS and EEG. Aalto University Finland: 17 May 2013.
  26. Invito a simposio dipartimentale. Driving brain oscillations to understand behavior: a causal mapping approach. CiMeC, Universita’ degli studi di Trento, Rovereto Italy. 22 June 2012.
  27. Invito a seminario dipartimentale. Crossmodal auditory interactions in early visual areas: as early as an alpha wave. Consolider CognNeuro Seminar Series at Univeritat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. 25 May 2012. Hosted by Prof. Salvador Soto-Faraco.
  28. Presentazione a simposio. New perspectives in neuromodulation: from crossmodal interactions to brain entrainment. “Entrainment of brain oscillations: How rhythmic stimulation affects behaviour”. BACN2012, Newcastle, UK. 11-13 April 2012.
  29. Presentazione a simposio: On entrainment of occipito-parietal brain rhythms and modulation of perception by rhythmic transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Entraining the Brain? Effects of rhythmic brain stimulation protocols on oscillatory brain activity and behaviour”. ICON XI, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. September 2011.
  30. Invito a seminario dipartimentale: Entraining the Brain? Effects of rhythmic TMS bursts on EEG oscillatory brain activity and behaviour”. Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, London, UK.September 2011.
  31. Presentazione a congresso. Looming sounds selectively and pre-consciously enhance visual cortex excitability. 3rd International Conference on Transcranial Magnetic and Direct Current Stimulation. October 1st-4th 2008, Göttingen, Germany.
  32. Presentazione a congresso. Visual awareness without visual stimulus presentation: An EEG-TMS study on the electrophysiological predictors of conscious phosphene perception after single pulse TMS. Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Florence, 2006.

 

Atti di convegno (selezionati). 

1. Traikovic J, Di Gregorio F, Roperti C, Romei V. Prestimulus alpha frequency predicts the latency of visual-evoked P1 component. Baden Baden March 2020.

2. Traikovic J, Di Luzio P, Roperti C, Marcantoni E, Di Gregorio F, Romei V. Tuning alpha rhythms to shape conscious visual perception.

3. Romei V, Cooper N, Sauseng P, Wolinski N. Individual differences in Parietal Theta Frequency Drives Spatial Working Memory Capacity. Gottingen Sept 2016.

4. Romei V, Chiappini E, Soriano M, Hibbard P, Avenanti A. Asymmetric interhemispheric connectivity between V5 areas drives asymmetric perception of motion: a ccPAS study. Gottingen Sept 2016.

5. Rigato S, Rieger G, Romei V. Pupil dilation: a novel ecological measure for multisensory integration? A preliminary report. IMRF, Pisa, June 13-16 2015.

6. Romei V. Induction of cortico-cortical Hebbian-like plasticity in the human visual system boosts visual awareness BACN 2015. Essex, (UK), September.

7. Wolinski N, Cooper N, Romei V. Modulation of individual oscillatory frequency-peak by off-peak entrainment. BACN 2014. York, (UK), September.

8. Berntsen M, Cooper N, Romei V. Modulating the parietal node of the human mirror neuron system. BACN 2014. York, (UK), September.

9. Berntsen M, Cooper N, Romei V. Point-light motion cues of mental states on the human mu rhythm. BACN2013, Nottingham, (UK), April.

10. Chiappini E, Avenanti A, Hibbard P and Romei V. “Empowering feedback projections from V5 to V1 boosts sensitivity for motion”. Magstim Neuroscience Conference, Oxford, May 10-11 2014.

11. Romei V. Individual alpha peak frequency predicts and drives the temporal profile of the sound-induced double-flash illusion. IMRF 2014, 11-14 june, Amsterdam.

12. Romei V, Thut G, Sutherland CA. Hearing brighter: Changing in-depth visual perception through looming sounds. IMRF 2014, 11-14 june, Amsterdam.

13. Cecere R, de Haas B, Cullen H, Driver J and Romei V. Detection performance for short visual stimuli depends on the duration of co-occuring auditory stimuli. IMRF 2012. Oxford, UK. June 19-22, 2012.

14. Romei V, Bauer M, Bestmann S, Brooks J, Economides M, Penny W, Thut G and Driver J. Rhythmic TMS entrains the natural oscillatory activity of the cortico-spinal motor circuit at individual beta but not surrounding motor frequencies. FENS 2012 Barcelona, Spain. 14-18 July.

15. Romei V. Effects of entrainment by rhythmic TMS on ongoing oscillatory activity. EEG and behavioural consequences for spatial attention, featural attention and motor control. BACN2012, Newcastle (UK), April 11-13, 2012.

16. Romei V and Thut G. On entrainment of occipito-parietal brain rhythms, and modulation of perception by rhythmic transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). ICON XI, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. September 2011.

17. Romei V, Schyns P, Driver J and Thut G. Causal implication of distinct brain rhythms in decoding of local versus global image content. UCL Neuroscience Symposium, London (UK), April 29 2010.

18. Romei V, Gross J and Thut G. Occipital alpha phase is reset by sound and cycles with TMS-probed neural excitability 16th Annual Meeting, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 6 -10, 2010 Barcelona, Spain. Selected as conference highlight.

19. Thut G, Schyns P, Driver J and Romei V. Causal implication of distinct brain rhythms in decoding of local versus global image content. Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 6 -10, 2010 Barcelona, Spain.

20. Romei V, Murray MM, Cappe C and Thut G. Selective enhancement of visual cortex excitability by looming sounds. 15th Annual Meeting, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 18 - 23, 2009 San Francisco, CA, USA.

21. Thut G and Romei V. Spatially and frequency specific biasing of visual detection through rhythmic TMS over occipito-parietal sites: Preliminary evidence for a causal role of posterior alpha-oscillations in sensory selection. 15th Annual Meeting, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 18 - 23, 2009 San Francisco, CA, USA. Invited Oral Presentation - selected as conference highlight.

22. Romei V, Murray MM and Thut G. Looming sounds selectively and pre-consciously enhance visual cortex excitability. 3rd International Conference on Transcranial Magnetic and Direct Current Stimulation. October 1st-4th 2008, Göttingen, Germany. Abstract Special Issue of Brain Stimulation, 1(3), July 2008, 247.

23. Romei V, Murray MM and Thut G. Looming sounds selectively enhance visual excitability. 9th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) July 16-19 2008, Hamburg, Germany.

24. Romei V, Murray MM and Thut G. Timing of auditory-visual convergence in early visual cortex. Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM) January 14-18, 2007 Champéry, Switzerland.

25. Thut G, Rihs T, Brodbeck V, Michel CM, Pascual-Leone A and Romei V. Resting alpha-band power over parieto-occipital sites reflects baseline visual cortex excitability. Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM) January 14-18, 2007 Champéry, Switzerland.

26. Romei V, Murray MM and Thut G. Occipital TMS Has Opposing Effects on Visual and Auditory Peripheral Stimuli: Implications for Multisensory Interactions. CNS Annual meeting 5-8 May 2007. New York (USA).

27. Romei V, De Gennaro L, Fratello F, Curcio G, Ferrara M, Pascual-Leone A, Bertini M. Alexythymia and interhemispheric transfer deficit: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Congresso Emozioni Padova (Italy), 19 November 2007.

28. Romei V, Murray MM, Thut G. Evidence for early changes in visual cortex excitability by auditory stimulation: a single-pulse TMS study on the mechanisms of multisensory interactions. Annual Meeting of the Swiss society for Neuroscience, Berne, March 9-10th, 2007.

29. Romei V, Brodbeck V, Michel C, Landis T, Amedi A, Pascual-Leone A, and Thut G. Visual awareness without visual stimulus presentation: An EEG-TMS study on the electrophysiological predictors of conscious phosphene perception after single pulse TMS. Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Florence, 2006.

30. Romei V, Brodbeck V, Michel C, Landis T, Amedi A, Pascual-Leone A, and Thut G. Visual awareness without visual input: neural correlates and electrophysiological predictors of conscious phosphene perception studied with online TMS-EEG and TMS-fMRI combinations. 5th forum of European neuroscience (FENS), july 8-12 2006 Vienna, Austria.

31. Romei V, Thut G, Ramos-Estebanez C and Pascual-Leone A. Role of the primary motor cortex in intermanual transfer of motor skills: a Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) study. Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Florence, 2006.

32. Romei V, Thut G, Ramos-Estebanez C and Pascual-Leone A. Role of the primary motor cortex in intermanual transfer of motor skills: a Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) study. Annual Meeting of the Swiss society for Neuroscience, January 28th 2006, Basel.

33. Romei V, Brodbeck V, Michel C, Landis T, Amedi A, Pascual-Leone A, Thut G. Spontaneous EEG activity in the alpha frequency band predicts whether upcoming visual events are consciously perceived: an EEG-TMS study on the electrophysiological correlates of visual awareness. Annual Meeting of the Swiss society for Neuroscience, January 28th 2006, Basel.

34. Romei V, Bertini M, Fratello F, Curcio G, Ferrara M, Astone V, and De Gennaro L (2005). Direct demonstration of an interhemispheric transfer deficit in alexithymia: a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study. International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) Conference. Bari (Italy) 11-15 July 2005.

Organizzazione simposi

· Organizer of the Symposium entitled: Neural oscillations in perceptual and attentional sampling. OHBM 2019. 9-13 June 2019, Rome, Italy.

· Chair of the symposium entitled: From early development of low-level sensory integration to the emergence of language: a multisensory account. IMRF2015 13-16 June 2015, Pisa, Italy

· Chair of the Symposium entitled: "Entrainment of brain oscillations: How rhythmic stimulation affects behaviour” BACN2012 11-13 April 2012, Newcastle, UK

· Chair of the Symposium entitled: "Entraining the Brain? Effects of rhythmic brain stimulation protocols on oscillatory brain activity and behaviour" ICON XI, 25-29 September 2011, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

 

Attività di docenza

Università di Bologna

. 2019-Presente:Cognizione e Neuroscienze (Laurea Magistrale Corso di Bioingegneria)

. 2019-presente: Cognition and Neuroscience (Laurea magistrale corso di Artificial Intelligence, Insegnamento tenuto in Inglese)

· 2018-Presente: Metodi in Neuroscienze Cognitive (Laurea Magistrale)

·2018-2019: Neuroscienze cognitive ed Affettive (Laurea Magistrale)

· 2017-Presente:Self Awareness and Consciousness (Laurea triennale, insegnamento in Inglese)

· 2017-2018:  Current topics in Cognitive Neuroscience (Laurea Magistrale, insegnamento in Inglese). 

· 2017: Visiting Professor presso SISSA, Trieste, Italy, 3 - 7 april 2017. Lezioni teoriche e pratiche per studenti di Lauera Magistrale e dottorandi tenute in inglese su: “Noninvasive Transcranial Brain Stimulation (NTBS)”.

 

Università di Essex

· 2016-2017: Third Year module: “Consciousness and the bodily self”. Lectures and practical sessions on techniques for the study of Consciousness.

· 2016-2017: Third Year Module: “Beyond Brain and Behaviour”. Lectures on Crossmodal and Multisensory integration.

· 2015-2017: Master Course module: “Special Topics in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology” covering material on the research activity of the lecturer.

· 2014: Proficio. Teaching activities in the advanced course for postgraduate students in EEG, Neurostimulation and their online combination.

· 2014-2017: Second Year module on “Brain & Behavior”; Lectures on Neurons and Neurotransmitters.

· 2013: First year module “Discovering Psychology”: Lectures on Genetics and evolutionary Psychology; The Central Nervous system; Emotion and Motivation.

· 2013-2017: Master Course module entitled: “Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience”. Lectures and practical demonstration on Noninvasive Brain Stimulation techniques.

· 2008: “TMS course”; postgraduate practical demonstrations: Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow

· 2007: Lectures in the “Doctorat en Neurosciences, Cognitive Neuroscience: Techniques d'investigation des fonctions cérébrales” (Course in Cognitive Neuroscience) for master and PhD students University of Geneva

· 2006: Lectures in the “Intensive course on human neuroimaging and psychophysics: methods, experimental design, and analyses” for master and PhD students. Neuropsychology Division & Radiology Service, CHUV, Lausanne

Supervisione attività di ricerca e formativa corrente

· 2018- Presente: Paolo Di Luzio (PhD Supervisor, curriculum: International Joint PhD Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Bologna)

· 2019-present: Jelena Trajkovich (PhD Supervisor, curriculum: International Joint PhD Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Bologna)

· 2020-presente: Luca Tarasi (PhD Supervisor, curriculum: Health and Technology, University of Bologna)

· 2020-Presente: Joachin Macedo Pascual (Research Assistant, University of Bologna)

· 2021-Presente: Giulia Ellena (Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Bologna)

Supervisione attività di ricerca e formativa svolta

· 2015-2020 Ben Fenner (PhD External supervisor; previously primary co-supervisor) Ora Psychology Tutor presso il Dipartimento di Essex Pathways.

· 2015-2018 Jordi Asher (PhD External supervisor; previously primary co-supervisor) Now post doc presso University of Essex

· 2016-2019 Achilleas Pavlou (2016) (PhD External Secondary supervisor). Ora  post doc at University of Essex

· 2016-2019 supervisore di Jason Cooke, PhD. Ora Research Assistant presso l'Università di  Essex.

· 2015-2018 Supervisione esterna per il programma di PhD di Diana Tonin, ora Research Assistant presso Ofqual.

· 2014-2017 Supervisione Nina Wolinski, PhD.

· 2013: Dr. Roberto Cecere: Visiting student presso l'Università di Essex. Ora Data Analytics Team Leader presso Quotient Limited, UK.

· 2013-2014 and 2016-2017: Emilio Chiappini, Visiting Student presso l'università di Essex. Ora Postdoctoral student presso l'Università di Vienna.

2015: Marco Soriano, Visiting Student presso l'università di Essex, ora PhD student presso l'Università di Torino.

2016: Martina Berto, Visiting Student presso l'università di Essex, ora PhD student presso l'università di Lucca.

 

RUOLI ACCADEMICI RICOPERTI

  • 2020-Presente: Direttore del Consciousness Group. 
  • 2018-Presente: Membro della giunta del dottorato interdisciplinare in Health & Technology.
  • 2015-2017: Direttore di Ricerca per le Neuroscienze Cognitive presso l'Universita' di Essex; 
  • 2014-2016: Year 3 Tutor, Universita' di  Essex, Dipatimento di Psycologia.
  • 2014-2017: Coordinatore del corso di laurea in Psicologia, Universita' di Essex.
  • 2013: Membro del comitato per il REF2014.
  • 2013-2017: Membro del Comitato di Ricerca del dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita' di Essex. 
  • 2013-2017: Organizzatore dei Seminari di ricerca dipartimentali, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita' di Essex.
  • 2014-2017 Membro del pannello di valutazione per finanziamenti nazionali ANR (Agence National De La Recherche, Francia)
  • 2014-2018: Esaminatore esterno per il corso di laurea magistrale un Neuroscienze Cognitvie dell'universita' di Sussex.
  • 2013: Membro del Panel accademico per la valutazione periodica del postgraduate program nella scuola di Scienze Bioloigiche, presso l'Università si Essex.

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